Can't believe the 2021-2022 Champions League season, which started on 22 June 2021, is coming to an end! Only the final on May 28 is left. I believe that everyone must be looking forward to the Champions League final as much as I am now counting down the days to the final. By the way, I just want to say that fortunately there is also the World Cup in Qatar this year! For football fans, this year has been so colorful.
-- Liverpool and Real Madrid [May 28]
Champions League History
The UEFA Champions League was played for the first time in the 1992-1993 season. So far, the competition has been dominated by top European clubs. The Champions League has expanded several times: from an initial 8 clubs to 32 (excluding the qualifying stage). The Champions League trophy can be kept in perpetuity by clubs that have won five or three consecutive matches (since the rules changed in 2008). Today, it holds almost as much importance in people's minds as the FIFA World Cup trophy.
And while the winners and runners-up so far aren't too surprising, there are a few dark horses in the Champions League. For example, in the 1995-96 season, Nantes almost beat Juventus in the semi-finals (losing the game 3-4 on aggregate); in the 1998-99 season, if Dynamo Kyiv won, it would cause a world sensation; Victory at Porto in 2004.
Champions and runners-up of the Champions League·TOTAL:
Where can we watch the Champions League final?
♡ Asia and Pacific
Hong Kong SAR:
United States of America:
Champion and Runner-up
It is stated in advance that the following rankings are in no particular order and are in alphabetical order.
Liverpool Football Club was founded in 1892 and its name has been known ever since. That year, John Houlding, the club's chairman at the time, suddenly found himself with the rights to Anfield, but no team could play there. Being a pragmatic man, he soon decided to go through the formation of his club - Liverpool. It didn't take long for Liverpool to win the league in 1901, 1906, 1922, and 1923 on their own merits, which also helped establish itself as one of England's top clubs.
Internationally, Liverpool is also the most successful English club of all time, with many European trophies on their record and more than 200 fan clubs in at least 50 different countries.
In the second leg of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League semi-final, Villarreal faced Liverpool. In this game, Liverpool first fell behind 0-2, Liverpool scored 3 goals, Liverpool reversed Villarreal 3-2 away, Liverpool eliminated Villarreal with a total score of 5-2 and advanced to the Champions League final.
♣ Real Madrid
Founded in 1902, the club was not Real Madrid but Madrid Football Club; it wasn't until 1920 that King Alfonso XIII gave them the title "Real" - or "Royal" in English. Real Madrid did well from the start, winning the Copa del Rey four times in a row from 1905 to 1908. And by now, it can be said that Real Madrid CF may have achieved everything a football club can do. With a record 33 La Liga titles, 19 Copa del Rey trophies, a sensational 13 European Cups/Champions Leagues and 2 UEFA Cups, Real Madrid's achievements now go down in football history.
Fans should know that Real Madrid have won the Champions League three years in a row: In 2017, Real Madrid became the first club to win two consecutive years (2016-2017). In 2018, Real Madrid became the first club to win the title for three consecutive years (2016-2018). Therefore, whether Real Madrid can win the Champions League for the fourth time this time is a topic that attracts attention. It is conceivable that the next finals will be very exciting.
It is worth mentioning that the news of whether Mbappe was going to join Real Madrid made a lot of noise before. Recently, there has been news that Mbappe will join Real Madrid and fight for Real Madrid in the Champions League final. Although Mbappe has not given official notice, we will know the answer soon.